Asphalt Haze

by Lee Abraham

the road is inspirationís stage
and a dangerous gig for the fool

seductive
mysterious
the road is a beautiful woman
each curve an opportunity
every line a challenge

on the road
another sunrise shines new light
for the oldest journey

yet the road is a reluctant muse
tantalizing with destinationís allure
to overshadow the path itself

the road laughs at deadlines
twisting
turning
rolling endlessly
in an asphalt haze

a homeless place
beyond time
the road is not bound by agenda
save its own

the road is a foolish lover
letting all go too far
too fast
or worse
too slow

adventures on the road always end
regardless how pure the travelerís heart
or joyous the view